List of vocabulary about ENVIRONMENT


biodegradable – able to decay naturally and harmlessly.

carbon monoxide – the poisonous gas formed by the burning of carbon, especially in the form of car fuel.

climate – the general weather conditions usually found in a particular place.

deforestation – the cutting down of trees in a large area; the destruction of forests by people.

desertification – the process by which land changes into desert.

endangered species – endangered birds/plants/species animals or plants which may soon not exist because there are very few now alive.

environment – the air, water and land in or on which people, animals and plants live.

natural resources – things such as minerals, forests, coal, etc. which exist in a place and can be used by people.

global warming – a gradual increase in world temperatures caused by polluting gases such as carbon dioxide which are collecting in the air around the Earth and preventing heat escaping into space.

renewable energy – describes a form of energy that can be produced as quickly as it is used.

recycle waste – to collect and treat rubbish to produce useful materials which can be used again.

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